McMillin: $1.4M in state funds to help fix Rochester Road

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State Rep. Tom McMillin today announced over $1.4 million in state funds have been secured for road repairs along Rochester Road.

The project award is meant to help with concrete repairs and general road repairs and maintenance along these two stretches.

“These funds are a good start, but we need to find ways to better fund our roads long term without raising taxes” said McMillin, R-Rochester Hills. “The goal for the Legislature moving forward will be to find ways to continue to fund roads through responsible budgets, and streamlining state expenditures.”

The announcement of these projects came today as part of a statewide roll out of projects that have been determined by the Michigan Department of Transportation and the Michigan Legislature.

“These projects, along with the project to fix University Road Bridge over I-75 which I fought for in Lansing, are going to greatly improve the quality of life in Oakland County,” McMillin said.

Although the state Legislature and governor have allocated almost $870 million to improve roads and bridges since fiscal year 2012, the state spent zero general fund dollars on roads during fiscal years 2003-11.